Artist Showcase – Joe Bailey

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Growing up in the small town of Stonewall Manitoba, music was always a huge part of Joe’s life. A longtime guitar player, he got his start at age eleven. He now calls Winnipeg home and has taken his talent to many bars and coffee shops around the city. His original music features heavy blues riffs as well as powerful vocals.

Bailey was recently named to the top twenty list in the Breakthrough Country Music Project, put on by 542 Entertainment. This top twenty spot earned him a show at the legendary Roxy Cabaret in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia.

He has also just finished recording his first self titled demo/ Ep. Armed with these new songs, Bailey hopes to get out and play a few more shows in Winnipeg’s alive and vibrant music scene.

  1. Who are your musical inspirations & Influences?

My influences stem from artists like Tom Petty, Del Barber and Jason Isbell. All three of them are very different but they are all fantastic songwriters and storytellers. I also take inspiration from artists like Ed Sheeran and Matt Andersen.

 

  1. What local band other than your guys would you like people to know about?

Winnipeg has a fantastic music scene with many great acts, but one in particular is a group called Pocket Change. They have a cool indie pop vibe with some fantastic beats and experimental syncopation.

 

  1. Gear question! What guitars, amps, drums, basses, and effects do you use?

As far as my gear goes, my main rig is a Taylor 110ce Dreadnaught. I absolutely love the sound of this acoustic guitar and it accompanies me to every single gig. It has an amazing expressions pick up that sounds very nice through just about any PA system.  When I play with my band I run a Crate V18-212 all tube amp, usually without any affects pedals. The built in spring reverb with the gain control sounds fantastic. I like to keep things simple. I play on a Godin Freeway classic as well as a custom Telecaster that I built last year.

  1. If you could put together a perfect band with anyone alive or passed away, who would be in the band? (6 players, keys, 2 guitars, bass, drums, vocals)

This next question was a tough one that required a lot of thought! My dream band would consist of my uncle, Ray Lyell on vocals, Stevie Ray Vaughn on lead guitar and Chuck Berry on rhythm guitar, Geddy Lee would make a fine addition on the bass. Dave Grohl would be on the drums and Stevie Wonder on keys. It’s a random mix, but they are all fantastic musicians.

  1. What song are you currently digging?

One of my favorite tunes right now is one called Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell.

  1. What is the future for the band? Any plans to record?

 

I am writing new material right now that I am hoping to record in the near future and put it together an official EP. I would love to pursue my music on a larger/ full time scale. Hopefully the day will come when I can make that transition into doing what I love full time. But for now I am just having a blast playing shows and writing music.

Growing up in the small town of Stonewall Manitoba, music was always a huge part of Joe’s life. A long time guitar player, he got his start at age eleven. He now calls Winnipeg home and has taken his talent to many bars and coffee shops around the city. His original music features heavy blues riffs as well as powerful vocals.

Bailey was recently named to the top twenty list in the Breakthrough Country Music Project, put on by 542 Entertainment. This top twenty spot earned him a show at the legendary Roxy Cabaret in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia.

He has also just finished recording his first self-titled demo/ Ep. Armed with these new songs, Bailey hopes to get out and play a few more shows in Winnipeg’s alive and vibrant music scene.

SOCIAL & WEB

http://joebaileymusic.com/

https://www.instagram.com/joebaileymusic/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCt3SHOvmPn_V_AvbFwcsrQ

https://joebailey2.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

Joe Bailey

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